The Controlled Chaos of the Water Jump

The steeplechase is like hurdles set to the music of "Yakety Sax." Instead of barriers that tip over, the steeplechase contains four immovable barriers and a 30-inch wall set in front of a 10-foot-long pool of water. Sound crazy? U.S. Olympic hopeful Emma Coburn shows how it's done.

3000 meter steeplechase with Emma Coburn

Olympian Emma Coburn holds the American record for the steeplechase. She explains the event, describes her intense training and shows us how this event is vastly different from anything else run on the track.

"The water jump plays a huge role in the race -- mainly because that's where a lot of the chaos happens. That's when people trip and fall and big moves are made."Emma Coburn

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